Senator Bryce Reeves has reintroduced helpful legislation that would aid localities with the costs associated with body-worn cameras. SB 1119 (Reeves) creates a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Body-Worn Camera System Fund to assist state or local law-enforcement agencies with the costs of purchasing, operating, and maintaining body-worn camera systems.
Senator Reeves previously introduced this bill during the 2020 Special Session. At that time, the bill unanimously passed the Senate but was not acted upon by the House, leaving it in the House Appropriations Committee.
SB 1119 was heard early Monday morning (January 18) by the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the bill was identical to his previously introduced version, the Committee moved unanimously to report the bill to the full Senate.
VACo supports SB 1119.
VACo contact: Chris McDonald, Esq.